The World Food Program (WFP) is officially partnering with WeRobotics to develop coordination mechanisms to guide the safe and effective use of aerial robotics (UAVs) in response to humanitarian disasters. With 80 country offices around the world, WFP provides food assistance to some 80 million people in nearly 80 countries each year. WFP was also one of the very first humanitarian organizations to explore the use of UAVs back in 2007. So we’re deeply honored that WFP selected WeRobotics as the implementing partner for this important project. The need for coordination mechanisms is absolutely imperative given the increasing use of UAVs following major disasters. To be sure, the lack of formal coordination mechanisms is already presenting serious problems during relief efforts.
Learn more about the WFP-WeRobotics approach here.